Interview: Ecologist follows the call of the pika

Ecologist Johanna Verner talks about her career path from cell biology to engineering to a rocky mountainside to study pikas

By Bethany Brookshire, 15:25 PM January 23, 2014

This week I had the opportunity to interview Johanna Varner. Johanna is a graduate student at the University of Utah. She studies pikas, small furry mammals related to rabbits, and how they respond to climate change. As part of her project, she is working with middle school students and other volunteers to monitor pikas and their behavior. This is a great opportunity to hear about her career so far and her hopes for her scientific future. Watch the video of our chat (which includes her stuffe...

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